As we approach the end of a summer that’s seen much of British Columbia affected by wildfires, small business owners have been forced to confront whether they’re prepared to survive an emergency. It’s only natural to shy away from confronting the worst-case scenario, but as a small business owner you’ve […]
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Approximately 80% of all businesses in Canada are family owned. Ranging in size from behemoths like Bombardier and McCain Foods Limited, to small mom and pop corner stores, these companies form the backbone of the Canadian economy and face the same challenges as any other. However, more personal relationships exist within a family business and create many different considerations, especially when things go awry.
According to Statistics Canada, the percentage of workers with multiple jobs has more than doubled in the last 40 years. A side job or “side hustle” is becoming a regular part of Canadian’s daily routine, with the internet ensuring all that’s needed is a laptop and an idea to get started.
From humble beginnings in his parent’s basement in 2011, Barry Hartman’s 505-Junk has become one of Vancouver’s great business success stories of recent years.
Thinking of franchising your business? You can make the process as painless as possible by taking care of the following fundamentals.
While it’s good to be in tune with your gut instinct, you cannot rely entirely on your gut alone. You need to develop a sound process for making those tough decisions. So, what are the secrets to great decision making?
Spring is the perfect excuse to hunker down and learn new skills for your small business. This month’s focus is on digital marketing, business planning, financing, understanding legalese and selling your business. So, what are you waiting for?
You’ve decided to sell your business. Now it’s time to get it ready for sale. And taking time to prepare now will bring big benefits later.
Insurance is often overlooked by small business owners. There are different risks your business may be exposed to, such as slips and falls, fire and water damage, professional error, theft, bodily injury, cyber crimes etc. Did you know that your product or service can be insured? Come talk to our […]